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bradleyalton, Home Buyer in Fort Myers, FL

I am looking for a 3/2 condo in this area purchase price is not the issue but the community charges per year is relevent.

Asked by bradleyalton, Fort Myers, FL Tue Nov 20, 2012

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Erica Muller’s answer
Hello Bradley. I specialize in short term rental communities in the Disney corridor. It would be my pleasure to assist you in finding a condo that fits all of your needs. I can send you detailed breakdowns based on the different communities so that you can see what your monthly expenses would be as well and also help to answer any additional questions or concerns that you may have.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 21, 2012

you have seen a lot of different answers here, all offering good alternatives. The big question is what is important to you? After all low fees can be a relative thing. For instance, what if an association charges $400 per month and includes cable ($79), internet ($49), water/sewer/trash ($100), alarm ($39), lawn care ($60) and the usual community amenities, and another charges $175 per month for the basics only. You would need to weigh out what is included, in the first example I gave, there are $330 in ordinary monthly bills included in the HOA. If you add those to the second "low fee" community, you can see that sometimes there is value when you break things down.

As far as communities go, Sail Harbor, Beachwalk, Bellasol all have relatively low fees. Bella Casa is a brand new community. Also, there is now 100% financing available for condos as well as other incentives with MarketWatchRealEstate.com.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
Great answer!!!
Flag Tue Dec 25, 2012
I am happy to help you with anything!

Patty Rollinson
Rush Realty
(239) 322-0868
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 5, 2013
Have you found a condo yet? I would love to help you find one that includes the amenities you're searching for. There are so many different types of communities in this area it can be overwhelming for a home buyer.If you are still searching please call me today!

Best Regards!
Tara Brommer
The Brommer Team with
Florida's Realty LLC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 6, 2013
I have one coming on the market soon....

Drop me a line...
Melissa Richards

John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Inc.
1019 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957

239-464-1017 (Direct)
239-333-1834 (E-Fax)
(800) 349-9999 (Toll Free)
MelissaRichardsRealEstate@gmail.com (Work Email)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 24, 2013
Hey Brad,

Our team has been #1 in the State of Florida for over a decade and we will be #1 at the end of this year again. More importantly, there a a few things that I can do for you. If you give me some more details about what exactly you would expect out of these communities, I can create a Portal that would send you properties in your criteria as soon as they enter the market. I have another website that you can begin all of your searching on your own (chris.capecoralhomesnow.com). This site will let you browse through thousands of listings with pictures and interactive maps in the Lee County area. If there are any questions I can answer regarding this area, I have lived here my entire life and would love to tell you what we have to offer other than just beautiful weather!

Chris Adamski

Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc.
Steve Koffman & Associates
#1 Team in Florida 2003-2012
#3 Team in Nation 2011
506 SW 47th Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Direct: 239-357-7952
Office: 239-443-2459
Fax: 239-443-2486
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 4, 2012
Hi Bradley,

Association fees vary depending on amenities and services covered. Sometimes what appears to be a high monthly fee, actually includes expenses you would have to pay anyway, such as insurance and maintenance. What is important to you? Security? Privacy?

I have access to and list a great deal of them along the river. Go to my website http://www.kevincloutier.com and just click on the city you want to be in and CONDOS, you will see ALL MLS listings there. And remember, North Fort Myers is the view side of the river and only has county taxes.

Call me if I can help!


Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving

Kevin Cloutier
A "HouseSOLD" name
Southern Premier Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
Association fees vary depending on amenities and services covered. Sometimes what appears to be a high monthly fee, actually includes expenses you would have to pay anyway, such as insurance and maintenance. What is important to you? Security? Privacy?

Once again, fees vary. Decide what you must have, then we can focus a search that meets those needs.

We would love to help you find your ideal condo here in SW Florida!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
Good Morning Bradley.

Would $165 month be OK? Included is pool, fitness, clubhouse, water, ext pest, gated community.
Brand New! Nice Ft Myers area as well. I would welcome an opportunity to help you find the perfect home for your family. Just call or email and I am ready to go to work for you!

Mike McBride
Marlin International Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
Hi, please see http://www.BUY-SELL-RENT-FLORIDA.com for FREE valuable information and ALL listed properties
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
I would suggest Lucaya, Parker Lakes or Sail Harbour. Give me a call or drop me an email, and I'll email you some great choices.

Karen Nichols
Premier Sandals Realty

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012

There are some things to consider when discussing community fees. What do you get for your fee? Are you looking for a home with nothing to offer except cheap living? Then of course, look for the lowest fee. However, if this is a vacation property or there are other items you want such as boat dockage, pool, other recreation, you might pay a little more but get a lot more.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
The HOA fees can very greatly so you are wise to be cautious. Some communities have very affordable fees while others have very expensive fees. What type of lifestyle are you looking for? Communities with lots of extra ammentities will come with a higher HOA fee.

Feel free to email me at leecountyrealtor@earthlink.net or call me at 239-707-4575 and I would be happy to discuss your options with you. You can also search our local multiple listing service and see ALL listings regardless of what office or agent listed the property by visiting http://www.leecountyrealtor.listingbook.com

Terry McCarley, Realtor®, CDPE / American Brokers Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
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Susan Callahan, ABR, CNS
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012

In order to find the right property for you, I would like to know more about your search criteria: age, size, price point, etc...

When you have a moment please email or call me so we may go over your search criteria in more detail.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Scott Lambert
Priceless Realty Tony Price & Associates, Inc.
email: ScottLambert@PricelessRealty.com
cell: 239-878-5100
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
I would need more information. There are condos with low fees and most are not in a gated community. Some fees cover expenses you would have to pay, but the association would pay. I live in the 33908 area and would be happy to help in your search.


0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
I'd be happy to help in your search. I have over 13 years experience. Please give me a call or drop me an email and we can discuss your criteria further. You can also visit my website at casconerealtygroup.com.
I look forward to working with you.
Thank you,
Nicole Cascone
Nceresoli@ gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2012
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